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How do I remove a Microsoft Account?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    How do I remove a Microsoft Account?


    Hi, I was trying to Disconnect my Microsoft Account from my main account but I cannot launch the PC Settings app at all. (Same goes for Store + bunch of other apps, tried the tutorial but does not work)

    I was wondering if there is a Registry I can edit that will delete my Microsoft account from the one I'm using now, so that I can connect it to the other Local Account I have created because I suspect my current one is corrupted.

    Please help me, this is urgent.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mark,

    Check to see if the tutorial below may be able to fix your PC settings.

    PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1

    After PC settings is fixed, you could switch your Microsoft account to be a local account.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


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    Unfortunately, this is what I get.

    This only occurs on my account by the way. I've created a test account on my laptop and all other apps, Store, Windows Apps and PC Settings work. Only on my account, it refuses.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, you could create a new local account for yourself then just delete this account.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like, you could create a new local account for yourself then just delete this account.
    So there's definitely no way I can fix this without deleting my current account? :/
    Thanks so much for your help anyway.

    How do I transfer my files from my current account to another?
    Login from the Local account, cut & paste?

    Apologies for tons of questions.
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, copy and paste them in the new local account. Be sure to set the local account to be an administrator though.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yep, copy and paste them in the new local account. Be sure to set the local account to be an administrator though.
    Thanks alot for your help!
    Happy New Year!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome, and I hope you have a happy New Year as well.
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